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1997 Pontiac Serpentine belt tensioner pulley wore out. How do I replace it?

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Using a socket and breaker bar take the tension off of the belt so you can set it aside. Then take the retainer bolt off that's holding the pulley. If it is a center bolt they are some times threaded backwards (check the direction you pulled when releaving the tension and go the other way). Replace the pulley, replace the belt and job done.

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SOURCE: The tensioner pulley on my 1997 Cherolet Cavalier

You will have to replace your serpentine belt tensioner. Call local auto parts store and ask them if you can get just the pully or if you have to by the whole tensioner. Call around and don't be surprised if you can't get what you need from your local auto parts store because some do not carry after market belt tensionrs. In this case you will need to order it from a GM dealership's parts department.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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(1999 pontiac grand prix 3100 v6) how do I remove and replace my serpentine belt successfully?


Instructions Things You'll Need
  • 3/8-inch drive breaker bar
  • Metric socket kit
  • New serpentine belt
    • 1

      Park the Pontiac in a safe work area and open the hood.

    • 2

      Inspect the top of the black plastic cover that surrounds the fan for the serpentine belt routing diagram. This diagram has the instructions for installing the new serpentine belt around the accessory pulleys.

    • 3

      Inspect the front of the engine and locate the automatic belt tensioner. The tensioner on the 1999 Pontiac model vehicles is located between the alternator and the crankshaft pulley. The tensioner has a pulley on one end with a bolt head in the center of the pulley. Use the bolt head to rotate the tensioner.

    • 4

      Turn the tensioner counterclockwise with the breaker bar and a metric socket. Pull the belt out from under the tensioner pulley with your other hand. Then, slowly let the tensioner retract until it stops.

    • 5

      Pull the belt out of the other remaining pulleys. Then, pull the belt out of the engine bay and lay it on the ground.

    • 6

      Route the new belt around the crankshaft pulley. Then, route the new belt around the other remaining pullleys by using the serpentine belt routing diagram for instructions.

    • 7

      Rotate the tensioner pulley counterclockwise with the breaker bar and socket. Then, slide the new belt under the tensioner pulley. Slowly let the tensioner retract until it stops. The tensioner pulls all of the slack out of the belt and brings the new belt to the proper tension. Remove the breaker bar and socket from the tensioner pulley.

    • 8

      Inspect the new belt to ensure that it is seated inside of all the accessory pulleys as directed by the diagram. Then, crank the engine and allow it to run for about 15 seconds. Turn the engine off. Inspect the belt again once more to ensure that
      the belt is still around each pulley. Close the hood.



May 22, 2011 | 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix

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1997 pontiac bonneville se


There is a tensioner pulley attached to an arm.
Release the tension on the belt by undoing the pulley arm bolt, the belt will have enough slack to slide off the pulleys.
To put it back on, you find the diagram on the radiator guard or under the hood.

Sep 01, 2008 | 1997 Pontiac Bonneville

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SERPENTINE BELT REPLACEMENT


Use a breaker bar to release tension on the serpentine belt at the tensioner pulley, the pulley that pivots unde spring tension to allow the belt to be tight against all of the pulleys.

Remove the belt, and note how it was routed on the various pulleys. Draw a diagram for yourself before removing.

Assembly is a reverse of the removal.

Dec 18, 2010 | 1997 Chevrolet Blazer

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How do you replace the serpentine belt tensioner on 1990 sunbird 2.0 ohc


Click on the following free direct Link. It has several of the Serpentine Belt Diagrams and Tensioners that are possible with your 2.0L 4-Cylinder engine and engine options (AC/No AC, etc.).

http://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_information/year/1990/make/pontiac/model/sunbird/1990_pontiac_sunbird_drive_belt_routing_diagram.htm

A. Remove the Serpentine Belt.
"HOW TO":
Standard Rules to Removal the Serpentine Belt with a Tensioner:
1. Find the Tensioner(s). (See Diagrams on Link)
2. Using a Serpentine Belt Tensioner Tool, Or Wrench OR Ratchet, Rotate/Move the Tensioner USING THE AVAILABLE NUT (on the Pulley or Arm Base) OR the OPENING (3/8ths or 1/2 inch square opening) rotating the Tensioner Pulley/Arm - moving it away from contact with the belt and towards the area where the belt is not in contact with the Tensioner Pulley. The Tensioner is spring loaded, and is hard to rotate/move.
3. Remove the loosened belt off one of the other more easily accessed Pulleys.
4. DO NOT quickly release the Tensioner, but gently allow the Tensioner to rest in its closed position.

B. Remove the Tensioner:
Removing the Tensioner Pulley: See the Diagrams in the Link.
After the Belt has been removed, with the Tensioner resting:

DEPENDING ON WHAT TYPE TENSIONER:
(1.) IF the Tensioner Pulley itself HAS a Bolt Head showing, SOME of these bolts can be removed and the Tensioner Pulley replaced.
(2.) IF the Tensioner Pulley itself DOES NOT HAVE a Bolt Head showing, then go to the Tensioner Base located at the end of the Tensioner Arm. This should have a Bolt Head Showing. Remove this Bolt and the whole Tensioner Assembly will come off.
(3.) Some Tensioner Assembly's need you to locate and remove mounting bolts.

If Applicable: When replacing the Tensioner Assembly - MAKE SURE you place the protruding "nipple" on the underside base of the Tensioner into the appropriate cavity on the engine face.

Standard Rules for Installing the Serpentine Belt with Tensioners:
a. Pick a Pulley that is most easily accessed. This will usually be on top. This will be the last Pulley that the belt will go on.
b. Using the Diagram: Install the new Serpentine Belt on the remainder of the Pulleys....over, under, left right.
c. Using a Serpentine Belt Tensioner Tool or Wrench or Ratchet Tool: Rotate/Move the Tensioner Pulley/Arm "away" from Belt contact area on the Tensioner. This spring is pretty hard and with a new belt, it will be even harder to install. Rotate/Move this to as-close to the maximum allowed inorder to have enough slack in the belt to get it up and over the last pulley.
d. Using your other hand - Pull the Belt up and over the Last remaining Pulley.
e. Before releasing the pressure on the Tensioner, visually inspect the remainder Pulleys and the Belts' Positioning on them


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Mar 13, 2010 | 1990 Pontiac Sunbird

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Serpentine belt blew due to belt wheel sheering off


with the belt off,try to spin each and every pulley,and water pump,alternator,idler pulley,automatic belt tensioner pulley,sounds like one froze up and took the belt out.

Dec 10, 2009 | 2004 Toyota Corolla

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My 1997 pontiac grad prix serpentine belt tensioner pulley went out how do i replace this?


First remove the belt then the bolt in the center of the tensioner needs to come out.Put the tensioner in a vise and remove the bolt from the pulley,pully will lift right off,reverse everything to install.

Nov 10, 2009 | 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix

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How difficult is it to change the serpentine belt tension assembly on the 1995 pontiac grand am with the V6? Does the engine need to raised out of the vehicle?


the engine does not have to be raised
.you need a serpentine tool.it is a flat bar with hex cut outs for the pulley.or a shallow socket and ratchet.
the tensioner need to be slack to put on the new belt. draw a diagram of the belt routing of the old belt. the crankshaft is easier put on from the bottom.there is not alot of space and the belt has to be twisted sideways past a few pulleys.

Oct 23, 2009 | 1997 Pontiac Grand Am

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Trying to change a serpentine belt on a 1997 pontiac grand prix how do i take tension out?


look on the face of the tensioner for a 3/8" square hole and insert a 3/8"
ratchet and pull/push to rotate releasing tension, grab hold of belt
and slid off, careful can take a finger tip off easily and note routing.

Sep 15, 2009 | 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix

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Serpentine Belt Alignment


you shouldnt have any allignment issues, assuming that the pully is good. if it needed to be replaced, you would know it. you would hear all kinds of odd noises...but my guess is that when the tension was put back on the belt, it was overlapping one of the edges on a pully farther down. just take a close look at where the belt is routed, and make sure that it is on its track on every pully. if not, release the tension, reallign, and tighten up again.

Aug 04, 2009 | 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix

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The tensioner pulley on my 1997 Cherolet Cavalier Z24 will not move so I can replace my serpentine belt. The old belt wore off while driving.


You will have to replace your serpentine belt tensioner. Call local auto parts store and ask them if you can get just the pully or if you have to by the whole tensioner. Call around and don't be surprised if you can't get what you need from your local auto parts store because some do not carry after market belt tensionrs. In this case you will need to order it from a GM dealership's parts department.

Jun 23, 2009 | 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

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